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Outright Gifts

Want to make an immediate impact on the University campus, college, or program of your choice? While cash is the most often-used way to make an outright gift, such gifts can be funded in a variety of ways.

Making an outright gift will meet your goals and make great things happen at the U.

The Benefit to You

  • You can claim charitable deductions up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income for gifts of cash in the year you make the gift. Excess deductions may be carried over for up to five years.
  • You also may qualify for a match, which doubles, and sometimes even triples the impact of your gift. Check our online directory to see if your company matches gifts to the U.

Five Ways to Make a Cash Gift:

  1. Make a one-time gift now using your credit card.

  2. Set up a monthly gift to support the U on an ongoing basis.

  3. Send a check or make a pledge.
    Print the gift form and send to:

    University of Minnesota Foundation
    P.O. Box 860266
    Minneapolis, MN  55486-0266

  4. Call our credit card hotline at 612-626-8560 or 800-775-2187 and leave your full name and phone number, the type of credit card, card number, expiration date, amount of your gift, and if/where you would like the gift to be designated.

  5. Make an online pledge. Fill out and submit the electronic pledge form and your pledge will be processed within one week. You will receive a reminder for payment.

If you would like a U staff member to work with you to make your gift, please contact Mark Baumgartner or call 612-624-3333 or 800-775-2187.

Give to the U

Each year more than 87,000 alumni and friends make a donation to the U. Tools to help you make a gift each year include:

Wondering about other ways to make a gift to the University?

Here's contact information tailored to your needs, and organized by the campus, college, or program you want to benefit with your gift.